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Boil water advisories for Middletown and Royalton


Suez is telling Middletown and Royalton borough customers to boil their water before drinking it, until further notice.

In a notice that Suez issued shortly before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, Suez said that operational plant conditions or deficiencies were identified at one of the system wells, Well #2, that could result in the loss of disinfection of water entering the distribution system.

As a result, there is an increased chance that the water may contain disease-causing organisms, Suez said in the news release.

Middletown and Royalton customers before drinking any water should bring their water to a boil, let it boil for a minute, and then let it cool before drinking. Boiling the water will kill bacteria and other organisms in the water, Suez said. Customers can also use bottled water for the time being.

Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice, Suez said.

Well #2 has been taken offline. Water samples are being tested and results are pending. Suez will provide notice when residents no longer need to boil their water before drinking.

The announcement noted additional information is available by calling Suez in Middletown at 717-948-3055 or 888-844-0352 or going to the company's website.

The water advisory situation is an ongoing story and updates will be announced on Press & Journal's website and also the P&J's Facebook page.

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